Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fun weekend

Saturday, the girls and I went to have Allie's birthday picture, and the girls Christmas pictures made. They did pretty well, and we will have the pictures in about a week and a half.

After that, they rode the train at the mall, sat on Santa's lap, had lunch, and were wiped out!

Sunday, they wore one of their Christmas dresses to church, and they did great in Sunday School today, and in nursery afterwards. This afternoon, we cleaned up our living room, and put up our Christmas tree. The girls had a great time decorating it too! Then, they were cutting up silly with some pom-poms Bobby brought them home from the Tech game yesterday....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Allie's first Thanksgiving



This year, we had even more to be thankful for! Last year, on Thanksgiving Day, we told our family we were adopting again, and showed them Allie's picture. This year, she celebrated her first Thanksgiving in the US with her Forever Family! The Lord has truly blessed us this year with this little girl.

We spent the early morning cooking, with the girls watching cartoons, and part of the Macy's parade. At noon, we left for Aunt Gloria and Uncle Larry's to have Thanksgiving dinner. The girls had a great time. They rode the 4-wheeler with Josh, played, and played, some more, of course, they were the center of attention - who could resist them??

After dinner, the girls put on a show. They stood up on the fireplace and danced and sang - too cute!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pictures from our week

In addition to Allie's birthday party Friday, the girls had a fun week! They don't need toys! Josh bought a new Shop Vac last week, and the girls have played all week with the box. At first, they used it as a playhouse. Then, after it caved in on the end where it was open, they used it as a slide - they played with it for hours this week!!

One night, they took the bins from their book case, laid them out, and pretended they had a beauty shop. They washed each others hair - they were so cute!!

Then,of course, we have our Sunday morning pictures....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY AT CHUCK E. CHEESE!!

We had a small birthday party for Allie at Chuck E. Cheese last night. We had NaNa, PaPa, MaMa, PaPa Charlie, Grandma Peggy, Deb, Russ, Lily and Lucy, our family, and the guest of honor, Allie Faith YiNong Bishop - now a 4 year old!!

The girls all loved the games and rides, the food, cake, and the show. Allie was so happy! It is hard to imagine that this was her first birthday party - she just lit up! We just love her so much, and she's doing really great. She loved opening her gifts and really loved everything. Aunt Deb, check out the picture after the party, at home in her jammies with her headphones on. NaNa, she has her baby in the back-pack on too. She loves her babies!

Enjoy the pictures from our fun night with our sweet 4 year old daughter...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Sweet Allie

Today marks one year that we asked China to adopt her, and today is also Allie's 4th Birthday!! Happy Birthday sweetie!!

On this birthday, we wish you all God's best in your life, that you will seek Him throughout your life, and that He will be at the very center of all that you are and all that you do!

We are having a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese tomorrow night, but since she's probably never had a birthday celebration, we wanted to do something tonight. We had dinner and and cupcakes. We lit candles on her cupcake and let her blow them out. she just lit up, and did a great job blowing out the candles. She really enjoyed her cupcake too!! Check out the pictures of her with it!

Just like our two boys were opposites, so are the girls. Emma ate hers, but you will see in the pictures she does not like to get dirty!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Our Weekend Pics

Saturday evening, the girls got on their purple princess jammies, and watched "The Grinch" together for the first time. They sat in their Dora chairs, and Allie loved the movie. Emma watched it off and on. Emma was more interested in playing with BaBa and showing us her "stinky feet."

The pictures in their jean dresses are from this morning, and after church, we took them to see the Christmas decorations at the mall - they loved all the decorations including the tree, snowman, the children singing around the piano, and the choochoo train.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Two Anniversaries!!

Today is 4 months since we were blessed with Allie Faith YiNong Bishop, and 15 months since Emma Grace SiQi Bishop was placed in our arms! Time is flying by!! Emma is a spoiled rotten momma's girl, and will tell you so. Allie is learning by leaps and bounds, and is speaking more English every day. You can understand most of what she is saying now, and her speech is pretty clear.

Tonight, we got to have dinner with a family that we traveled to China with when we adopted Emma - they adopted beautiful little Kelly. They are the Reeds, and we really hit it off while we were in Beijing together. They are a very sweet family!

Enjoy the pictures from our evening...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Beach weekend

The girls and I went to the beach for the weekend with NaNa and MaMa. We all had a great time. The weather was great, and the girls loved playing in the sand, swinging, and sliding, and riding around in the golf cart. Enjoy some pictures from our weekend...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday Smiles and stuff

The girls looked really cute in their brown dresses this morning! Emma wasn't happy to have her picture taken so early, though. In Sunday School, Miss Linda brought them chocolate cupcakes decorated with candy, and of course, they were a big hit!! I got some pictures of them as they were eating them - too cute!

When we pulled in the driveway, there were 6 deer across the street, and I got a few pictures before they ran off. The last one is of them running up the bank.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A beautiful fall day

Today was a beautiful day, and we took the girls to LifeWay to see the Veggie Tales earlier today, then spent some time playing outside. The girls love to be outdoors, and after today, with the time change, it will be dark very early. We got some good pictures today, so enjoy...

Allie's first Halloween

Allie had her first Halloween last night. She loved dressing up, and smiled really big when we put the wings on her. She was Mariposa Barbie, and Emma was an angel with wings and a halo - we couldn't get the halo to stand up right, though. We had dinner with friends, Deb and Russ, and dressed the girls then headed to church for Trunk or Treat. The girls got lots of candy and also paid a visit to grandma and papa afterwards. Enjoy the pictures...